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How To Help Your Parents Move Into Assisted Living: A Full Checklist

October 9th, 2019

Moving your parents into assisted living can seem daunting. With so many new transitions and changes, it can be challenging to know where to start. Help your parents or loved one make their transition into an assisted living community with this helpful checklist.

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Helpful Senior Living Resources

September 24th, 2019

Deciding which senior living community is best can be overwhelming at first, especially because of the weight the decision will have on you and your family. Luckily, there are many resources to help you in your search.

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How Your Dietary Habits Can Help Prevent Gout

August 13th, 2019

As we age, our likelihood of developing various conditions tends to increase — and gout is no exception. Gout, a type of arthritis characterized by painful flare-up of the joints, is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals. While gout occurs most often in the joints of the big toe, it can affect any joint.

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Helping A Parent Who Doesn’t Want Help

August 6th, 2019

Talking about senior living with your loved one can be tough. Some seniors may have a hard time accepting that they need greater support, or they may fear that moving to a senior living community will deprive them of their independence. Here are three tips for navigating the topic of senior living with a resistant […]

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What Is Continuing Care?

July 15th, 2019

There are a multitude of options available when deciding on a senior community for you or your loved one. Finding a community that specializes in continuing care can be critical in your decision due to potential changes in health or living situations.

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Getting the Family on Board with Senior Living

June 13th, 2019

Having the discussion about senior living with your loved one is tough. Here are some tips on how to navigate the senior living discussion with your family.

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Four At-Home Activities To Combat Memory Loss

May 21st, 2019

The human brain loses 1 percent of its cells every year after surpassing middle aged. This is why everyone will experience some form of memory loss in their lifetime. However, combating the onset of memory loss is possible if you start preparing early.

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Top Tips for Caregivers

May 10th, 2019

The caregiving professionals at various Independence Village communities share their tips for being a successful caregiver, managing the day-to-day stresses of the job and what working with seniors means to them.

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How To Get Involved In A Senior Living Community

May 1st, 2019

While your loved one may feel uncomfortable at first, getting involved in the community’s daily activities and meeting fellow residents is helpful for navigating this new transition. Here are four tips for successfully taking part in everything senior living has to offer.

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Master Chef Reflects On Time In The Kitchen

April 19th, 2019

Leopold Schaeli is a resident at Independence Village of White Lake. But don’t be fooled by the small-town community — Leopold is a world-renowned chef.

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Understanding Different Types Of Senior Living

April 3rd, 2019

As you begin the search for the right community for you or someone you love, it’s helpful to know the differences in the various types of senior living communities and what to expect from each.

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How To Support A Parent In Senior Living

March 21st, 2019

When your parents make the move to a senior living community, they may feel overwhelmed and anxious about all the changes they’re facing. As their child — and even their advocate – you are the main support system for your parents as they transition into senior living. Here are some tips for being there for […]

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At-Home Caregivers: How To Make The Holidays Special

December 18th, 2018

The winter holidays are a wonderful time of the year. However, for at-home caregivers who are handling normal holiday to-do’s while also taking care of a loved one, it can often feel stressful.

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Gift Giving Guide For Seniors

December 14th, 2018

With the holidays approaching, you may be unsure what to gift your senior loved one. Oftentimes, seniors aren’t interested in getting more “stuff,” but they might love to receive items that mean a lot to them or anything that they can put to daily use. Here are some items that can make great gifts for a senior.

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What To Expect Celebrating The Holidays At A Senior Living Community

December 9th, 2018

If you or your family member are new to a senior living community, here’s what you can expect this holiday season.

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Common Winter Precautions For Seniors

December 4th, 2018

Winter is a high-risk time for senior accidents. Here’s some safety precautions you can take to help protect yourself during the winter.

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How To Prevent Falls: Room-By-Room Guide

October 15th, 2018

An aging senior falling in their home when they are alone is one of the biggest fears a family can have. There are multiple preventative measures you can take in order to lower the risk of a loved one falling.

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Navigating Later Life Legal Matters

October 10th, 2018

Before enjoying carefree retirement, there are a lot of elder law questions that you’ll need answered. Here is how we suggest you navigate elder care legal matters.

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Older Adult Kitchen Safety Checklist

September 28th, 2018

The kitchen is the most well-trafficked room in the home, but it is also the place where we are particularly susceptible to accident and injury. Here are a few quick points to help be cautious in the kitchen.

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Homecare Vs. Senior Living: What’s The Difference?

September 15th, 2018

When a family discovers that a loved one needs more care than they can provide, it can become stressful and sometimes confusing to sort through the options.

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Navigating Caregiving Responsibilities

September 10th, 2018

Sometimes an adult child will notice that their aging parent needs extra support in his or her daily routine. When this happens, the adult child can sometimes fall into the role of their parent’s caregiver without any notice.

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Does Your Loved One Have Alzheimer’s?

August 17th, 2018

The early warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease can be a challenge for many families if the signs aren’t so clear. If you are concerned that your loved one may be developing Alzheimer’s, the best first step is to begin by documenting your loved one’s concerning behavior and habits. Here are a few common behaviors to […]

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Helpful Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

August 9th, 2018

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel like you can’t control the situation. If you leave your stress unchecked, your health can be at risk.

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Getting Your Parent To Consider Senior Living

August 7th, 2018

Many of today’s seniors value their independence more than anything else.

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How Is Technology Changing Senior Living?

July 30th, 2018

We all know that technology seems to be a large driving force in the world we live in because of its ever-evolving nature.

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How To Afford Senior Living: Understanding The Costs

July 6th, 2018

Are you worried the cost of senior living may not fit into your budget? While the monthly cost may seem high, it is important to remember all that is included in the community rental fees. Understand the costs of senior living with this helpful breakdown.

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How To Care For A Loved One Remotely

June 29th, 2018

It isn’t easy being away from your loved one, but sometimes our careers or families dictate where we need to live.

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A Helping Family Is A Happy Family

June 26th, 2018

A transition into senior living can be a bit taxing and hectic.

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Spousal Caregiving Advice: Dottie & George

May 24th, 2018

As we age, memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia begin to deeply affect the cognitive abilities of more people that we know and love.

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How Senior Living Communities Can Combat Senior Isolationism and Depression

May 10th, 2018

Depression can affect people of all ages at different junctions in their life.

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Senior Living Communities Vs. In-Home Care

March 28th, 2018

Deciding between senior living communities or hiring an in-home caregiver can be a tricky decision for seniors and their families.

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6 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Senior Living

January 6th, 2018

As your parent or senior loved one begins to age, you may have growing concerns about him or her staying at home. While you know it’s time to move your loved one into a senior care community, it may be difficult to open up the discussion.

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Get to Know Grand Ledge

September 18th, 2017

Grand Ledge is the perfect setting for people who love the idea of living in a small, quiet city.

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Is at Home Care Right for You and Your Loved One?

August 9th, 2017

Have you recently thought about getting extra daily assistance for a loved one? This subject alone may be hard to bring up. Avoid caregiver burnout and make it easier by knowing and understanding your options. The decision you have to make is between home care and a senior living community. Both have individual benefits depending on their preferred lifestyle.

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Personalized Senior Living: Services Designed for Your Parent

July 17th, 2017

With so many diverse senior care options, it is sometimes difficult finding the right choice for your parent or loved one. Because senior living services range from minimal assistance all the way to full, comprehensive care, it’s essential that your parent is placed into the right community. Here’s a brief breakdown of some care types to help you make your decision.

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Placing a Parent in Memory Care: When is the Right Time?

July 8th, 2017

As the signs of memory loss begin to appear in your parent or loved one, you may be tempted to search for in-home care options. While care at home is possible for seniors experiencing dementia or alzheimers, it sometimes is not comprehensive enough to meet all his or her needs. Here are six signs that it may be time to move your parent into a memory care community.  

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